The Resource Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner

Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner

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Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records
Title
Our bodies, our data
Title remainder
how companies make billions selling our medical records
Statement of responsibility
Adam Tanner
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Language
eng
Summary
How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, while doing little to improve our health-care outcomes.Hidden from consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade between our health-care providers, drug companies, and a complex web of middlemen. This great medical-data bazaar sells copies of our prescriptions, hospital records, insurance claims, blood-test results, and more, stripped of names but still containing identifiers such as year of birth, gender, and doctor s name. As computing grows ever more sophisticated, these patient dossiers are increasingly vulnerable to re-identification, which could make them a target for identity thieves or hackers. Paradoxically, comprehensive electronic files for patient treatment a key reason medical data exists in the first place remain an elusive goal. Even today, patients and their doctors rarely have easy access to full records that could improve care. In the evolution of medical data, the instinct for profit has outstripped patient needs. This book reveals the previously hidden story of how such a system evolved internationally
Summary
How the hidden trade in our sensitive medical information became a multibillion-dollar business, but has done little to improve our health-care outcomes
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10549232
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Tanner, Adam
Dewey number
610.285
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Confidential communications
  • Data mining
  • Medical informatics
  • Medical records
Target audience
adult
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how companies make billions selling our medical records
Label
Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What the pharmacy knows -- Data bonanza for pharmacies and middlemen -- The covert alliance -- Patient power -- The dossier on your doctor -- Supreme Court battle -- Studying patients over time -- Fighting for patients -- How safe is "anonymized"? -- Korean War over patient data -- The patient's data tower of babel -- 21st century advances -- Intimate, anonymized, and for sale -- At the bottom of Niagara
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780807033340
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What the pharmacy knows -- Data bonanza for pharmacies and middlemen -- The covert alliance -- Patient power -- The dossier on your doctor -- Supreme Court battle -- Studying patients over time -- Fighting for patients -- How safe is "anonymized"? -- Korean War over patient data -- The patient's data tower of babel -- 21st century advances -- Intimate, anonymized, and for sale -- At the bottom of Niagara
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780807033340
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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